House debates

Tuesday, 2 February 2021

Questions without Notice

Workplace Relations

2:26 pm

Photo of Christian PorterChristian Porter (Pearce, Liberal Party, Attorney-General) Share this | Hansard source

Thank you. Indeed, in the question they can't point to the specific provision in the bill that does what they say it does, because it's not there. It doesn't exist. But what we can do is point to specific provisions in the bill that will ensure better, more and better paid jobs for workers, and greenfields agreements are one of those provisions. It was very interesting that the then Leader of the Opposition, before the last election, in dealing with this particular issue, had this to say:

We would look at companies undertaking these mega projects and the multiple billions of dollars, we will be competing with the rest of the world for that investment.

He also said the big companies, the constructors, need to consider amendments to the Fair Work Act which would allow companies undertaking major resource construction projects—


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